On April 4, 1968, Robert F. Kennedy gave his remarks on the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Robert’s goal was to inform people on Martin Luther King’s journey and to strengthen people’s attitudes on the whole situation. Robert’s main points throughout the speech were how the country as a whole should move forward, why the states should not resort to violence but unity instead, and he also addressed that the country needed unity, love, and compassion.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have A Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial in front of thousands of people, both black and white. Dr. King delivered a speech that talks about the racial inequality that existed in America for years, saying how it needed to end. The people that had attended that speech were in support of King’s ideas to end the long battle of racial injustice that was running rampant at the time. The speech resonated with people all over America, having an enormous effect that helped to end racial injustice. In the speech King used many literary devices to emphasize the importance of bringing justice to the people who had been treated unequally because this justice would will lead to peace.
It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us - that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they here gave the last full measure of devotion - that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain; that this nation shall have a new birth of freedom; and that this government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth (Lincoln).” The first line of the paragraph empowers the audience to take inspiration from the deeds of the dead and continue the struggle for
In “The Gettysburg Address”,Abraham LIncoln implements alliteration, parallelism, and repetition throughout his writing to remember the men that died at Gettysburg, and to motivate the people of the United States to continue the work of the dead, and to give the dead meaning. In his speech, Abraham Lincoln utilizes alliteration, in his first sentence, “Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth”, he uses the same sound in “Four score”, “fathers”, and “forth”, he does this to reinforce the meaning, it unifies his ideas, and helps him introduce the topic he is going to talk about. He talks about what the country was founded on, which is equality.
The word “dedicated” is mentioned several times throughout the text, which result in a change of meaning. At the beginning of Lincoln's speech, he uses the word “dedicate” as if he were assigning a part of the battlefield to the fallen soliders who fought in the war. Later in the text, Lincoln uses the word dedicate as if it were a moral obligation to complete the cause that the soldiers died
Of those who perished at the Hot Gates, all glorious is the fortune, fair the doom; Their grave's an altar, ceaseless memory's theirs instead of lamentation, and their fate Is chant of praise. Such winding sheet as this no mould nor all-consuming time shall waste. --Simonides of Creos Simonides of Creos was a famous fifth century war poet who was a pioneer of lyrical poetry, and wrote many poems for Spartan epitaphs. This poem commemorates the three hundred people who died at Thermopylae. Its words are increasingly important to a modern American society presently involved in war, a society whose families take great pride in their fallen soldiers.
Immediately after the fact they dispatched him straight to the hospital. To everyone's disbelief an hour after reaching the hospital he was pronounced dead. At the age of 39, King was able to touch many lives and help better the world, his life may not have been long, but he served a great purpose (History.com Staff). Robert F. Kennedy who at the time was running to be elected as president, made plans for a campaign speech in Indianapolis, Indiana. Once Kennedy’s plane landed in Indy they heard word of King’s assassination.
Abraham Lincoln made his speech persuasive by using a lot of figurative language like repetition, and by using a lot of pathos styled techniques. One of the ways he made his speech persuasive to people is by using repetition. “We CANNOT” is the main one example that president Abraham Lincoln used. He used this quote to really emphasize the thing we cannot do to make this country great and to make sure all people, no matter the color nor the race, shall always be free.
The Gettysburg Address: Why, how and what happened? On November 19, 1863, during the Civil War of the United States, a speech was held in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania that would later go down as one of the greatest in American history. The speech was held during the dedication of the Gettysburg Cemetery, a cemetery founded to honour the deceased soldiers of the battle of Gettysburg. The 272 word long address that the then current president Lincoln held at this event have been remembered ever since and have had a huge impact on the people and the history of the United States.
“These dead shall not have died in vain-that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom-and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish on earth” (Lincoln 19). Lincoln uses repetition to emphasize how the new type of freedom is for the people of the United States. When writers use repetition like this it is called the rule of three. The rule of three allows you to express concepts or ideas in threes to make it more momentous and captivating towards audience. The rule of three is a widely known technique used in many speeches.
Subsequently, to pay homage to Lincoln, over a hundred years later, Team of Rivals was born. If you ever have a chance to explore the Gettysburg National Military Park, you will discover countless exhibits on the history of the Civil War. While touring this park, it
Abraham Lincoln wrote “The Gettysburg Address” to remind the audience that they’re fighting the war to unite the nation and give equality to everyone. He uses rhetorical appeals to develop and support his purpose. Throughout his speech, he uses ethos by alluding to the Declaration of Independence, an example being in the first paragraph when he states, “all men are created equal”. By using ethos, he establishes that he is credible by referencing a trusted document that supports his purpose of equality. Another way he develops his purpose is by using logos when he claims that it’s “fitting and proper” that they should dedicate part of the battlefield to the people who died fighting (2).
Grant led the Union into a string of battles. They won them and took over Vicksburg. Abraham gave his famous speech on the battle of Gettysburg on November 19,1863. It was a two hour long speech. He shared his thoughts on the war and the Union soldiers, dead and alive.
Dr. Patrick Miller gave an amazing and interesting speech on the issue of the Confederate flag and monuments. The presenter went through the history of what the Confederate flag once stood for and how it became a symbol that affects minorities today. I really like how he was able to relate everything that was occurring in modern times. Something that surprised me is the vast amount of monuments that are still stand to this very day. Dr. Miller told the audience the great lengths people have gone to remove anything that is related to the Confederacy, for example, the many schools in the south were renamed after Obama since they were originally named after Confederate fugues, such as: Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and Jefferson Davis.
My core program is Early Childhood Education. During the most recent live lecture (week 4), you stated we were allowed to present out final project on any current event. I am deeply dedicated to ECE, however, the recent accusations against the Wounded Warrior Project has influenced my decision to choose this subject, over my core program. Being the daughter and wife of career servicemen, I am devoted to the interest of our American Veterans. Both my father and husband were disabled American Veterans, both served during war times and both died too young (58 & 54, respectively), due to service connected disabilities.